Hack and slice your way into next year with Undecember
Korean RPG? Hack and slash? Out now? Yep, yep, and yep. Your dreams have come true in the form of Undecember – a new take on the classic genre that combines countless features to offer a colossal corker of a game.
In keeping with the hack-and-slash tradition, Undecember is a joyous whirlwind of brutal takedowns and minute-long massacres where your character can destroy hordes of enemies in one fell swoop. A satisfying and addictive gameplay feature in its own right, Undecember has combined everything that’s great about the genre with some juicy RPG content.
Not only that, but the game has a new approach to skills, meaning we finally have an alternative to the same old grind or an obnoxious OP endgame character with nowhere to turn. With no defined classes and an endless combination of skills, Undecember offers something completely different. The single-player story itself will take you deep into Traum’s culture as you fight to defend it from the incoming darkness, while co-op and boss raids remain on offer throughout. Let’s go a little deeper…
A little back story
One of the greatest features of Undecember is the rich world you’ll find yourself in when you start. Learn about the divine beings, who split into 12 when the light came into being, and share their powers to create trauma and nurture their descendants. These descendants flourished under the care of the 12 beings, who were worshiped as gods and lived in harmony with their offspring. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, things have gone downhill since then, when a 13th being unexpectedly burst onto the scene – the evil god Serpens.
Now it’s time for you to take up your sword against the Serpents and bring light back to a world fighting against darkness.
Bigger and better
When it’s time to battle the Serpens for real, you’ll be more than ready, thanks to Undecember’s unique leveling system that allows you to keep getting stronger and more powerful as the game progresses. Each enemy you defeat will increase your strength as you cut through vast armies of them with a variety of gorgeous weapons.
Undecember doesn’t believe in equipment or skill limitations, so your character will continue to grow stronger over time, able to increase their strength even more with powerful equipment, armor and weapons. Choose to slash enemies with your sword, aim from afar with a deadly arrow, or summon spells to aid you in your mission. No matter your style, you can learn to take down any enemy.
Building without borders
Also, Undecember doesn’t have restrictive class builds, so you won’t be tied to only using a staff if you’re a mage, or having to face everyone as soldiers. Instead, you can pick and choose your own style, creating a complex and diverse character that serves your own needs and interests. This unique way of doing things means you’ll be able to take out enemies in more interesting ways as the game progresses, choosing from a variety of fighting styles when needed.
You’ll also be able to add to these combat powers with a variety of skills and runes. These come in a seemingly limitless amount of combinations, where your character can be strengthened in one specific area or skilled across the board. You’ll be able to customize and switch your runes so you’re ready for every match – regardless of the opponent.
Undecember is undeniably a beautiful game. The art style and animations are gorgeous, and the countless little details that enrich the environment will keep you endlessly engaged. With high-quality graphics and a deeply responsive character design, every second you spend playing Undecember is a feast for the eyes.
Not to mention the brilliant visuals of a hack-and-slash game done well, with sweeping attacks that send enemies flying in multiple directions, or powerful quick slashes made with a single blade across hundreds of enemies at once . Yes, the game is brutal and bloody, but you will always enjoy watching it unfold.
The ultimate in boss fights
Boss battles were a particular consideration for the developers, who wanted these crescendo moments to encompass all the best elements of the game. You’ll be able to skill up and equip your player however you want, play to your own strengths or challenge yourself, but you’ll also be able to team up with others and enjoy the fast-paced combat as part of a team.
The single-player campaign lets you explore the world and its fascinating lore, but the boss raids are the crowning glory of Undecember. These relentless, hardcore raids come in the form of Chaos Dungeons and several boss raids, where you can find some of the most powerful loot in the game. It will be a difficult battle, but the responsive combat and detailed character system will really shine in the event of a victory.
Undecember is available to download for PC via Steam – check it out today.